Exploring Brisbane

We spent some time exploring the city of Brisbane itself.  We took the train and ferry into the downtown area and walked along the nice river pathway, from the Teneriffe suburb, through the botanical gardens, over to Southbank beach.

Here are some fun signs we saw along the way

We also drove up to the top of mount Coot-Tha to see a view of the city.  Apparently the mountain's name came from 'ku-ta' (honey), because the aboriginals used to come to this mountain to collect honey that was produced by the native stingless bees.   We didn't even know there was such a thing as "stingless" bees.

One morning we also drove over to Wellington Point , where you can walk along the sand bar all the way to King Island, during low tide.